Blood Flow in the Microvasculature of the Conjunctiva of Man

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Science  25 Feb 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3713, pp. 995-996
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3713.995


Cinephotomicrography of capillary blood flow in conjunctival vessels of man were carried out at 116 pictures per second. Red cells did not move in streamlines but rather in a heterogenous mixing type of flow. Flow in vessels of patients whose red cells were grossly aggregated was very slow and often stagnant.